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to another deadly incident at a u.s. embassy abroad. >> explosion claimed two lives in a critical area of the world that has diplomats on high alert. >> this is what the state department is calling a terrorist attack. >> reporter: state department is calling it a terrorist attack. after 1:00 p.m. local time in turkey, a bomb went off a security check point at the u.s. embassies one person was killed, a guard at the gate. a citizen was wounded according to the u.s. ambassador there. television showed damage to part of an outer tbeat house, adjacent to the main building at the embassy. department officials said the u.s. is working closely with the turkish national police to assess the damage and casualties and will begin an investigation. >> it is a terrorist attack, we don't know who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. >> reporter: security at u.s. embassies and come pounds have been front and center since the september 11th attack. four americans were killed in libya, including the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens. >> the embassies are picking up security. very difficult
gun control. >>> changes are coming for the cash strapped u.s. postal service. starting later on this year you will no longer receive letters on saturday. some are saying this change was unevidentable -- inevitable. >> reporter: the post office plans to cut mail on saturdays. >> i want my mail on saturdays. >> reporter: packages would be delivered six days a week but letters and first class mail would only go out during the weekdays. >> financial stability with postal service losses, in part, because of the growing popularity of email and online bill pay. they also blame the financial whoas on a 2006 law requiring the post sal service to pay $5 1/2 billion a year, one of the many reasons members of the learn postal workers union said this could be avoided. >> congress created a problem. congress refused to solve the problem. now management is going along. >> reporter: after already closing thousands of post offices andions, they feel thisa necessary move this will save $2 billion a year, a measure many customers say they understand. >> to me it doesn't matter. i'm retired. it
. the concerning dna cases in our area. >> advocates working to protect pregnant women in the area. >> the u.s.nf cost is saying bye to baltimore. the shape's latest -- ship's latest mission and when you can see it off. those stories straight ahead. thanks for joining us, i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. it could be a testy day on this tuesday. what's going on. >> all right. so we are quiet but we are waiting for the rain to move in. so let's me show you what's going on on maryland's most powerful radar. we are dry but back off toward the south, that's where we are seeing that heavy rain now pushing atlanta. all this spreading across tennessee valley and south carolina. look at this pink here. that is little bit of wintery mix that's going to be work its way towards us. the onset we could see sleet mixing with rain but all in all we will be seeing plenty of rain as we go throughout the day. we are talking about flood potential. so with that, we have a flood watch. this means we do have the potential to get flooding so we are talking about one to two inch of rain when it's all said
. >> and if governor o'malley has his wayne, gun control laws in maryland will be some of the strictest in the u.s. and he is one step closer to achieving the goal. >> a winter storm is moving across the country and people in the midwest are buried in feet of snow. is that storm headed in our direction? that's one of the big things we want to know. thanks for joining us on this friday morning, and happy friday by the way. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. tgif. what's the weather going to be like for today? into the weekend i understand you are looking at tonight on the drive home for many people. >> exactly. we are going to deal with black ice. but as we start you out. maryland's most powerful radar, this is the storm back off towards the west dumping snow now around chicago and they could see about 6 inches maybe more across the area. but closer here at home, we can see on the southern extent of this, we are getting reports in roane own of light snow coming into the area. this will begin to continue to move into our direction as we go further into the afternoon and also the evening ti
's a question by the u.s. supreme court after the 2009 conviction of the maryland man for rape and murder was overturned on constitutional grounds. abc2 news sherrie johnson is here with details and sherrie what did the appeals court say a year ago that got us here today. >> reporter: the maryland dna collection act is a law that allows officials to take the dna from those who have been arrested, but not convicted of a serious crime. so now the question is, is it constitutionol on whether the state says once arrested you lose the privacy right. today the u.s. supreme court will figure that out as the case of alonzo king takes center stagech he was arrested in 2009 on assault charges. police took dna and the sample matched dna collected from the victim and police then linked him to a 2003 rape. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence of the dna match saying the initial draw violated his constitutional rights. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the maryland court of appeals ruled against a key provision of the la
to show you takes the prize. they are the new record holders for the longest married couple here in the u.s.. john and anne better have been married for 80 years. oh. got hitched in 1932. but -- >> charlie. >> had an arranged marriage for her with another man. so the couple ran off and eloped. now they are shocked they hold the record. what was that -- what? >> no, am i wrong? you made it sound like oh! 80 years. >> 80 years. >> most people would find that blissful. >>> all right well mel gibson tried to figure it out but there's one simple list for guys of what women really want. >> we'll tell you when "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. >>> his weapons were legal but trespassing on a school was not. now police want to know what this guy was doing and how he got inside that building. >>> she's an inspiration to women who want to get into politics. today we remember the longest serving maryland delegate. >>> all right, super bowl champs, we know that. but what would you say the state of the ravens are today? we're going to hear from the men in charge on this thursday morning f
major airlines. >> yeah the deal american airlines and u.s. airways have now agreed to and how that could affect you the next time you choose one of the carriers. >> and we have 30s for low temperatures this morning. but i'll tell you when we'll have 30s for high temperatures. those details coming up. >> well, lynette we are dealing with heavy delays here on 695 and baltimore national pike. and many accidents across the region. i'll have all the details coming up on "good morning maryland." a can of del monte green beans? ♪ ♪ ♪ grown in america. picked and packed at the peak of ripeness. the same essential nutrients as fresh. del monte. bursting with life. >>> well, we're working for you this morning. if you haven't looked out window yet. this is what you're waking up this. this is a live picture from rogers forge in baltimore county. as you can see looks like there's some ice on the road and definitely snow. you're going to have to allow some time to clear out the car. >>> thanks for being with us, we are working for you this morning. right to meteorologist lynette charl
. at the half, beyonce was on fire. the game was seen by millions. u.s. troops in kandahar, afghanistan, took time to watch. it's going to be awhile before people forget the power outage in the super dome. not caused by beyonce or the hair dryers for destiny's child. officials say it was an abnormality in the power system. >> you sure not the hair dryer? you sure about that? we've confirmed that? >> reporter: that's what i heard. >> that's not going to dryist. >> tahman bradley in washington, thank you for that. keep it right here. the "gma" super bowl party continue this is morning live from new orleans. you don't want to miss it. it's coming up at 7:00 in the morning. >>> following the developing story from southern california involving a deadly bus crash. at least eight people died when a tour bus hit a pickup truck on a remote highway about 80 miles east of l.a. dozens of people were taken to the hospital. the bus was apparently returns to tijuana from the big bear resort neeshl. the driver reportedly had problems with the brakes. >>> that crash comes a day after a bus carrying 42 high sc
to warheads. the u.s -- marines from the two countries conducting drills and for the first time held inside of snowy south korea. north korea said it's the first of u.s. aggression and that any blocks of its ships would be considered quote acts of war. >> and the president's office has indicated he will react to it during the state of the union address. >>> a new study find there is may be a simple way of lowering a child's risk of autism. the simple supplements that they can take. >> find out what topic the president is expected to focus in on that impacts all of us. >> parents, if you have a favorite, don't let it show. >>> could a simple supplement be the key toward fighting off autism? researchers found women who took folic acid starting four weeks before becoming pregnant until eight weeks after they had a 39% loris being of their child developing autism. the same loris being did not appear in mothers who began taking feel lick acid mid-pregnancy. >>> more and more kids are dealing with obesity. for some shedding the extra weight can only be with surgery. for some it is more beneficial
to be altered to please the regulators. the two beer makers cell about 46% of u.s. sales. revised decision would have to constellation brands. >>> apple is cutting the price of the lowest and mac book pro by $200. it will come down to $1499. the company is also updating the processors of its larger mac books. >>> his story of evercoming adversity inspired us. new an like athlete has been arrested for murder. details on the allegations. >>> how much is valentine's day going to cost you this year? we're breaking out how much people are shelling out to have a happy valentine's night. >>> all right. start off with a look at maryland's most powerful radar. crystal clear. looks like you'll have great weather as you head out the door with your sweetheart. 47 degrees. winds are northwest at 5. days getting longer. sunset past 5:45. you can see chilly conditions, mid-40s. as we go past this into our cameras you can see blue skies. a little bit of a slushy coating that did create icy problems, especially around anne arundel county. the same deal in dundalk. how about one more camera in towson at loch rave
, and two, u.s. wholesale gas prices have hit a three month high with several california and chicago refineries closed for maintenance and he is oil closing an east coast refine finery. not good news for drivers. the good news, the u.s. energy department is calling for lower gas prices this summer. then in 2012 it says supplies are stronger this year and carses continue to get better gas mileage, reducing demand which means barring a major hurricane, this summer should not be as bad as last if you don't waste your money. i'm john matarese. >>> the underarmour's first retail store will open this week. you can expect invasion from women's mens, and children's apparel from the newest challenge. footwear dropped in the middle of the star and it says it always puts the charmed city first. >> we wanted to open a store here in baltimore.  here in harbor east, became available and there's a lot of amazing foot traffic and it's become a hub for shopping and we're really proud to be here. >> the batman shirt is cool. the grand opening is tomorrow. >>> if your new new new year's resolution fel
the beginning will be -- point from the again will be the economy and job creation in the u.s. unemployment rate climbed back up to 7.9% and monthly job creation remains modest as millions of americans still look for work. >> the economy will be central to the speech and how we grow the economy so ive can participate. -- so everybody can par test pay the a fair shot and pay your fair share. >> on gun control the white house invited a number of gun violence survivors to the chambers as the president will likely recommit to swift and sweeping action on gun regulation among those attending is the family of hadiya pendleton the family of the teen who was gunned down at a park in chicago. you can follow us throughout the day on twitter to get updates on the president's speech. what he has to say and the comments about that address. following the remarks which will be seen on abc2 beginning at 9, florida senator marco rubio will provide the republican response also rand paul of kentucky will speak on behalf of the tea party. son contend the two names will pop up again and again as we get closer to the
. >>> and honor black history month the u.s. postal service is unveiling two new stamps. a dedication ceremony is planned for this morning at the lewis museum in baltimore. >>> changes are coming to m and t stank bade yum. the -- m&t bank stadium. the baltimore ravens are holding a news conference this afternoon. >>> the olympics could be in baltimore in 2024. at least the city was invited to place a bid. that would be pretty exciting. the u.s. olympic committee sent letters to 35 cities to gauge their interest in hosting the summer games. the mayor was excited about the letter but says it is way too early to decide what to do. charm city has pursued a joint bid with d.c. in the past and atlanta was the last u.s. city to host summer games and that was back in 1996. >>> news time now 5:47 and some good news in the fight against obesity. new numbers show the amount of calories kids and teens are eating have dropped slightly. it's the first decline though in more than 40 years. the report shows is decrease in suappear to be driving that spend. also a slight dip in the amount of calories american
and what it means for u.s. international security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. adam lanza may have been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper found articles about the killing spree in norway, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory is still specktive. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. the coast guard now blames a leak in a pipeline that connects a fuel tank to one of the ship's engines. investigators say oil dripped on a hot surface and caught fire. >>> in business news. a potential megamerger. office max and office depot, are talking about a merger. struggle to compete against staples and other big retailers, like costco. >>> and finally, talk about the most remarkable special delivery. the odds are 1 in 70 million. a woman in texas has given birth to two sets of identical twins on the same day,
already been cancelled. >> u.s. air sent me an e-mail yesterday for a friday flight, two days in advance here at home, road crews are on stand by. get school closings and delace on abc2news.com and in the morning. . >> only on two tonight, we're hearing from the mother of a woman who was stabbed to death in front of two children this week. christian schaefer is here now. >> the victim's mother and baltimore county police agree that they knew the man who has now been charged in connection with that murder was a threat. they don't agree on whether everything possible was done to stop it. >> members of kate had l's family say she and her daughter were inseparable. >> she was a good mom. >> in december, this man was released from prison after serving time for robbery, jeffrey shiflet. he sentthreatening letters to katie from prison. >> he had been threatening her for a long time including threatening others like judges, and the police. >> the police knew shif let was a threat to katie and they say he continually violated his parole by making threats but he had no fixed address so the
plenty of company, and they are listed on the u.s. department of health and human services public default page. it showcases doctors and dentists who went to medical school on your dime but didn't pay back special health education assistance loans they got from the federal government, even decades after graduating. >> they have no current about to repay. >> reporter: it's u.s. attorney's rod rosen stein's job to get your dollars back. but in some cases they just won't pay up. that's how they end up on the list. 17 maryland doctors and dentists have the distinction, owing total of $3.2 million in principle, interest and fines. press' share is 209,000 dating back to 1985. from maryland owe as little as have grand or as much as a half million in change. some have been in the hook since 1979. sarah white is paying and she doesn't make a doctors salary. she's a public servant, a single mom living on a local police officer's salary and every month she makes a payment toward the federal loans she took out more than ten years ago to attend the university of maryland. even when she was hurt in the
inappropriate e- mail exchanges but was cleared of any wrog wrongdoing last month. >>> the u.s. is going after china for what it calls cyber espionage. there's mounting evidence to suggest that the chinese military is responsible for stealing u.s. government data and corporate trade secrets. the obama administration is now looking into slapping china with fines, penalties and other trade restrictions. >>> five things to know on this wednesday morning, vice president joe biden is hosting a medal of valor ceremony today. that medal is awarded to public safety officers who have shown courage while attempting to save or protect others from harm. >>> secretary of state john kerry is giving his first foreign policy speech today. he'll be speaking to students and faculty about u.s. diplomacy and his connection to the lives of all americans. >>> rumors are swirling that details could be released tonight about a playstation 4. the last time sony announced an accessory to a gaming system was five years ago. >>> baseball players hoping for a shot at the big leagues will be in annapolis today. they'll be
. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways rather will merge to crete the world's biggest airline. the boards of both companies approved the mencher late last night and it is expected to be formally announced this morning. the deal has been in the worns since august when creditors forced american to consider a merger rather than remain independent. together american and u.s. airways will be slightly bigger than united airlines. >>> well, there are more questions this morning on the shooting of a police trainee that happened in owings mills in baltimore county. police have not released the identity of that trainee. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson joins us with more on the story. what do you have for us this morning? >> reporter: at last report megan the trainee was in critical condition at shock trauma. this morning there's some dispute over the details at the former rosewood center. the only public comments we received from investigators came tuesday night in a briefing outside of shock trauma. sources say roughly 50 trainees from several police agencies were involved in the training on tuesda
's debt crisis. that sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. there are reports that saudi arabia is secretly shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she an
bites will be available at mcdonald's across the u.s. it's the first edition to the happy meal in a decade. fish back bites will be -- fish mcbites will be available through march. >>> pizza hut is offering pizza sliders and can be bought in batches for family hops want to customize their orders with different toppings. >>> coming up, an american mother of two is killed while on vacation and the family is searching for answer. what police are saying. >>> what ad was your favorite from last night and which was the worst? we're blakeing down the super bowl -- breaking down the super bowl commercialings that got the most buzz. >>> all right. let's start off with a look at the weather in the big easy. lots of ravens fans still flying out if they didn't have the red eye. it's a cloudy condition. some rain coming. so evening flights out of new orleans could be tricky. i don't think it will depress anybody's spirit. this is what's coming toward central maryland. some snows out toward frostburg as well all headed in our direction. we'll look for some snow to get in overnight. it will not be heavy as it is in
. >>> including that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police confirms there's no reports of false entry
though there's more than enough gas and crude oil. american airlines and u.s. airways are expected to announce a merger this week creating the world's biggest airline. the merged company would have 6500 flights a day and nine major hubs. it would be known as american airlines but run by the u.s. airways c.e.o. >>> identity thief stole its way to the top of the box office. it debuted with $37 million despite the blizzard in the northeast. it's the biggest opening so far this year. >>> a distillery is meeting increased demand by watering down its booze because it can't produce enough bourbon enough. the alcoholic content will go from 90 proof to -- [indiscernible] that's america's money. >>> how is baltimore city doing these days? the mayor will set out her state of the city address. >>> we'll have a preview of tuesday's state of the union and the special guests planning to attend. >> it's being called the storm of the century. as must have as 3 feet of snow was dumped on the northeast. we'll have the latest numbers of those left in the dark and what's being done to dig the people ou
. >>> in the wake of the connecticut shooting and other tragedy a-- tragedies across the u.s. a mental health forum will take place in maryland today. they will talk about what progress has been made in iding and treating mental illness. it will be at anne arundel community college from 9 to 11. >>> five things to know this morning. mayor stephanie rawlings blake will join leaders in tearingdone vacant property -- down vacant property. it aims at enhancing the values of probably in the city and building better neighborhood. >>> the library will have a document signed by abraham lincoln on display for the first time. the presidential appointment signed by the 16th president will be on display only from 11 to 4 in the main hall of the central library. >>> the coast guard will opening a hearing on the sinking of the tall ship bounty. the hms wouldn'ty took on water -- bounty took on water and searching on october 29th. one crew member died and the captain has not been -- sank on october 29th. one crew member died and the captain has not been found. >>> according to a report, released from the universi
about these background checks. >> reporter: last year, there were nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal database. the president has proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping. and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing this problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that. but that's going to require money. and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> and the president is taking action on two other pressing national issues. he signed a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit, preventing a short-term financial panic. and he meets with lawmakers on ways to reform the immigration system. >>> an iraq wa
committee today about the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya last year. four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens died. >>> we're expecting to get an update today on the investigation into boeing 787 dreamliners. the planes have been grounded in the united states and japan because of multiple technical problems including faulty batteries. >>> lawyers for the man convicted of killing chandra levy in 2001 are petitionings for a new trial today. they say one of the prosecution's key witnesses may no longer be considered credible. ingmar was sentenced to 60 years from prison for levy's murder. >>> faces cia director john brennan. he will likely be asked about the leaks of private information. >>> mathers of faith will be discussed in d.c.. the event will provide a venue for president barack obama to deliver his first remarks about america's religious community. >>> well, someone is waking up a lot richer than they were before they went to bed. the powerball numbers were drawn last night. for a jackpot of $270 million. before taxes. we know those winning numbers came out of v
guilty to cha prosecutors have filed felony charges against the former u.s. representative. he's accused of spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash, buying luxury items, memorabilia and other goods. >>> more warnings later today about the financial dangers of sequestration. the pentagon will warn congress that it will furlough many of its 800,000 civilian workers if the sequestration takes effect on march 1st. the president has asked congress to delay the automatic budget cuts. nld and coming up today, lance armstrong is expected to come clean under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. for more than a decade armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned banned substances. the u.s. anti-doping agency wants blacklist in an effort to restore cycling. >>> a repairman of a water company is expected to be okay after being hit by a car. this accident all caught on camera. two workers were standing in the middle of the road in missouri, shutting off a water valve when a minivan drove through the intersection. one worker was able to jump out of the way, but the other on
for a time. >> the announcements that will come from the american and u.s. airways airline. we're going to tell you what this means for you the passenger when we come back. >> it's all about the special someone today. the big wedding planned for one special couple that share some doggone good luck. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways have agreed to a merger. together they will create the world's largest airline. the company plans to make that announcement a bit later today. the deal has been in the works now since last year. most experts don't expect that deal to trigger a surge in ticket prices. american airlines has been going under restructuring since going under bankruptcy protection since 2011. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. pope benedict xvi will meet with a group of parish priests in rome today. the retiring pope is expected to talk about the personal experiences as a young reformist back in the vatican council back in the 1960s. pope benedict will step down on february 28th. >>> senate democrat leaders are expected to vote on chuck hagel's
is the most dangerous state for teachers. that's according to the most recent data compiled by the u.s. department of education. the story that is not getting a lot of attention so abc2 news investigators look deeper to find out what is going on inside your child's classroom. teachers bullied in their rooms. tonight at 11, we will hear from one victim beaten so badly it's tough for him to stand up in front of a class. and hear from one school district who promises things are going to change. >>> so if your spet not spade or neutered today is the perfect day to get it done. the mayor proclaimed today world spay day and recognizing the group be more dog for free spaying service for pit bulls and pit bulls mixes therg hoeing -- they are holding a -- they are holding a fund raising event tonight beginning at 5. >>> a floating hospital that traveled all over the world to help those who are in need. and today the usns comfort is heading back out to sea and never returning back to baltimore. abc2 news linda so is live to tell you more about this mission that the navy is calling continuing pro
computers in the u.s. earlier in the day, cook told san francisco conference he "bullish on invasion at apple." netflix is teaming with up dream works to create an original children's series based on turbo which will follow the adventures of a snail who lives race cars. and soon be easier to learn how to snow board. the street board hand control system allows beginers to stop and slow down as needed. smart phone maker vir2 is offering a 10,000 dollar smart phone covered with titanium and feature a crystal is a fire display. no word on what sort of reception the android phone gets but who cares? and those are your tech bites. have a wonderful morning. i am diana perez. >>> new for you this morning super storm sandy is expected to be the second costliest psych clone in our u.s. history damage is estimated at 50 billion dollar. hurricane katrina tops the list at 108 billion. sandy battered the northeast and was blamed for 72 deaths from maryland to new hampshire. more than 600,000 homes in new york and new jersey were damaged or destroyed. >>> one community has come up with a clever wa
not on saturdays, in august the u.s. post office will no longer cards and letter on saturday. you can still get the mail order prescriptions and express mail and of course packages. it's part of the plan to save the cash-strapped postal service $2 billion. after it posted a $16 billion loss last year. some customers are not surprised. >> i do believe it's fine for me. i don't do business on the weekends. >> since 2008 we've seen a steady decline in the use of first-class mail. people pay their bills online. it's simple. it's easy, it's free. you cannot be free. >> the mail will still be delivered to p.o. boxes monday through saturday and you will still be able to mail things at post offices that have saturday hours. >>> well, they laced up the running shoes and tackled more than 1500 steps. that's what more than 1600 people did last night in new york. they took part in the annual empire state building run up. they climbed up 86 flights of stairs from the lobby to the observation deck. it helped raise money for local charities there in the big apple. >>> when there's a lot of snow make some artw
an explosion at the u.s. embassy in turkey. a suicide bomber has killed at least two people. reports a number of others have been wounded. details are coming in. >>> breaking overnight. scare in the air. an alaska airlines pilot passes out in front of passengers mid flight. >> 121 souls on board and approximately 10,000 pounds of fuel. >> the copeelt seizing control. a doctor rushing to the pilot's side. >>> absolutely i'll be singing live. this is what i was born to do. ♪ o, say can you see ♪ by the >> beyonce's bold move. the superstar taking the stage in a block buster press conference. coming clean on what really happened at the inauguration. ♪ >>> and are you ready for robin? >> look that. >> this morning, a very special homecoming for robin roberts as we kick off the biggest "gma" super bowl tailgate party in new orleans. the one and only tim mcgraw, li live. it all starts right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to josh and sam down in new orleans this morning. they rode down with robin. back home with her family for the first time since her bone marrow transplant. first,
. >>> from beer to wine now, when it comes to the grape, the french are taking a back seat to the u.s. a new study find americans are now the largest consumers of wine in the whole wide world. and domestic production is increasing to keep up with all that demand. wine consumption is decling ingn italy and france. >> in france? awe al >> usa! usa! usa! we are number one in something. >> in boozing. >> 8:00 in the morning when w p get home. nothing wrong with the cocktail bre breakfast. >> it is our happy hour. >> do not judge. uh-uh uh, we don't have a problem. >> here is your friday forecast. heavy snow around the great lakes. a few inches from cincinnati to knoxville. and around washington, d.c. biting cold day across the dakota and midwest. snow in the northern rockies. around boise, seattle and portland. >> in the pacific north west is 0, twin cities, and, indianapolis, sunny to the northeast. god bless america. >>> it's water, i swear. [ laughter ] >> welcome back. many people who wear glasses know all too well, uh-huh. that they can get pretty pricey. but just how much would you pay to
before the financial crisis the dow is up almost 7% sin the start of the year. u.s. pickup truck sales are expected to soar topping 1.7 million. pickups haul in most of the earnings for the companies 90 ears for ford and 2/3 for general motors. zombies swarmed the box office thanks to help from teenage girls who are not interested in football. warm bodies took the top spot with 20 million in the opening weekend. and when the lights went out during the superbowl, several advertisers rose to the occasion using twitter. oreos says the cookie is fun to dunk in the dark and tide says you can get your blackout but we can get your stains out. that's america's money. i am rob nelson. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> baltimore we are coming home baby. we did it. >> you are waking up this morning with a big smile on your face. the ravens are world champions. good morning maryland. it's a glorious monday morning. thanks for joining us i am
. tonight our two u.s. senators say federal help is on the way. the department of housing and urban development will be 8.6 million dollars in grant money to help the shore. the moneywill likely be used to fix damaged homes, roads and bridges it looks like we'll have to wait to find out what the boy scouts of america will do about the policy to exclude gay people. the decision was supposed to be made this week, instead they say that the complexity of the issue is causing a delay. >> we may not have gone over the fiscal cliff however the government is still looking at the possibility of major cuts. some agencies are letting employees know there could be cuts across the board. thedepartment of transportation sent out a letter explaining those impacted would get at least one month's notice. abc2news is working for you tonight trying to explain what could happen to our military if congress doesn't act by march first. eight hundred americans could be furloughed for twenty-two days. there could be cuts in training and naval operations would slink whic zing. this is a real complicated an
the motive. kyle was one of the most skilled snipers in u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals. kyle also knew the difficulties service members faced when they came home. >> you don't have an identity. >> reporter: so he dedicated himself to helping returning vets who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> chris had a difficult time tran sessioning himself. i think that's a big reason why he cared so much. >> reporter: police believe kyle was trying to help ross at the gun range -- help routh at the gun range. >> some type of therapy. >> reporter: over the last diagnosis cade over 70,000 service members have been diagnosed with ptsd. >> was constantly feeling nervous. constantly felt like something bad would happen. >> reporter: it's still too soon to say if ptsd was involved in the murder. >> an average of one american soldier died from suicide every day last year according to new statistics out from the pentagon. the 325 deaths set a new record. the army officials said the number exceeded those in afghanistan during t
beginning at 10. rallies have taken place across the u.s. to current calls for tempered gun control. >> hattie harrison will lay in stays state and died last week at the 84. she will be laid to rest on monday. >>> a hearing is scheduled for today and the man accused of killing another person outside a chinese carry-out. he is charged with furredder of freddie jones junior. >>> a schedule meety of the sandy hook advice have i commission. members will meet next friday. >>> rains linebacker one of several ravens planes featuring in a antibullying campaign. you will see that beginning at 2 this afternoon on abc2. >>> now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on right now. satellite and radar picking up on the rain coming in across the area. that's the majority of what we are getting this morning. we have freezing rain across a lot of parts that also a within they -- wintery mix with sleet and snow around carroll and frederick county. this will switch over to rain as we go through the afternoon and switch to snow as it -- it begins begins to wind
the u.s. geological survey has detected a 4.89 magnitude earthquake. south korea is trying to test if north korea has conducted a nuclear test. >> we have a new video out tonight of a gun control ad featuring former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. . giffords. >> the ad was produced by a political action committee formed by giffords and her husband. both of them are out spoken about the need for gun control. lawmakers are working for ways to tighten laws, enact new ones and try to prevent shootings like the one in newtown. >> saying he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry on. pope benedict is the first in centuries to resyne. >> cardinal o' bryan will take part in the picking of the new pope. an italian photographer captured lightening striking st. peters facility within hours of the announce. being made. . >> his heroism is getting the thanks of a greatful nation. . >> coming up, a touching moment during today's ceremony. >> and our morning wave of precipitation clearing out now but an additional wave expected to roll in by wednesday. we'lltalk a
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. >> baltimore has been invited to bid. we are one of the 35 cities that received a letter from the u.s. olympic committee. baltimore could potentially submit a bid. the question is is the city capable of hosting and managing such a massive event. we want to know what you think? should baltimore be an like destination. head to abc2news.com/facebook. we are hearing opinions on both sides. some say this would be a disaster. others say it would be a boost for tourism. >>> we have an update to some breaking news. more explosive testimony today in the bail hearing of the like hero accused of murdering his goi. prosecutors say they have witnesses who heard nonstop shouting and fighting and one witness saw lights on at the time of the shots. those claims contradict what oscar pistorius has said. he said he accidentally shot his girlfriend through the bathroom door mistaken her for an intruder. >>> all new tonight, washington dysfunction is back. it's about your money, tax dollars, we have the very latest. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. just nine days until $85 billion in federal spending cuts could
,000 health professionals are listed on the u.s. department of health and human services public default page. it showcases doctors and dentists who went to medical school on your dime and didn't pay back special health education assistance loans they got from the federal government even decades after graduating. >> they have no current ability to repay. >> reporter: it's rod's job to get your tax tlars back. >> that's our goal to collect on the obligation, the promise they made. >> reporter: in some cases they just won't pay up. that's how they end up on the list. 17 maryland doctors and dentists have the distinction owing $3.2 million in principal interest and fine. press's share is $209,000 dating back to 198 #. others owe $14,000 or a half million in change. some have been on the hook since 1979. you're supposed to pay back what you owe. >> reporter: sarah white is paying and she doesn't make a doctor's sal ray. he's a public servant, a single mom but every month she makes a payment to the federal loans she took out to attend the university of maryland. even when she was hurt in the line
move into bel air. you see a sapphire sky, a few from charm city run and at the u.s. naval academy, not a bad day at all as we observe washington's birthday. take a look at some of the current conditions right now. basically we'll skip past that. right hard 40 degrees. take a look at some of the conditions neighborhood by neighborhood. i'm skipping head. let me see if i can back up and show you what we'll be looking for tomorrow has we kick off the day. looks like eventually in the upper 40s a potential icy mix from glen el west seeing a little bit of a wintry mix. same deal as we take you into carroll county tomorrow, maybe a brief icy mix going over to rain quickly early in the morning right around the westminster zone going west. for much of the state, much of the hear conditions will be in the form of rain tomorrow. so take a look at the setup. clear across the region. a few clouds beginning to edge. the trend showing increasing clouds overnight. as we bring this in, again, starting off at 9:00 in the morning starting to edge its way in through hagerstown and sleet and changing
at the wind chill map for the northern u.s. still in full winter mode. 26 above in baltimore. those cold temperatures will continue to settle in tonight, less wets but still struggle to get out of the 30s. as we go beyond thursday. >>> friday we're stuck in the 30s. that's when the weather maker comes in with marginal temperatures. looks like things stay unsettled saturday with cold rain. the approaching storm system toward the four corners, it will develop as we push into friday night. this will linger into our saturday, kind of a slow moving system. if the storm stricts a lot, that -- strengthens a lot, that could pull am more cold air. tonight 21. the biting bries continues. tomorrow 38. that's it for your two-degree guarantee. tomorrow night cold, mid-20s. here's a look at the next few days. things changing late friday into saturday. cold, raw. we'll call it wintry showers. then hams we go beyond that into the second half of the weekend some improvement has things trend slightly milder, mid to upper 40s sunday and monday. we drop the temperatures down into the middle part of next wee
, the backlog at the regional office. joined by u.s. secretary of veterans affairs for the press conference. >>> let's get a check on the weather. that could be a big story today. hopefully it won't impact you morning commute. over to lynette charles to find out. >> keeping our fingers crossed that the morning commute is going to be okay. ahead of the front we are looking at wet weather. wet weather in terms of rain and also freezing rain, and even some sleet mixing in. this is a story through time, we can see it's towards the west here, entering the region. because of this, there is a winter storm advisory for these areas. advisorys here shaded in the blue color. we are not in that. we are dealing with rain, that's what we are going to be dealing with through the rest of the morning in to the afternoon. we will pick up on the winds, now, not bad around baltimore b along the eastern shore, the winds, 9 miles an hour, we will have 10- 15 miles per hour through the remainder of today. let me show you the temperatures quickly, we are going to be dealing with chilly temperatures, as long as we
. they are set to take place on march 1st unless congress acts. federal workers are getting ready but u.s. lawmakers won't see change in the 174,000 dollar a year paycheck. they are exept from this. but some are wondering should they feel the pinch too. do you think you should take a pay kurt? >> certainly. we are in this together and suffering. >> reporter: you think members of congress should take a pay cut. >> no i don't think they should raise the pay. >> reporter: they are not going to raise the pay. that's good to new. you know what the first rule of law is. don't protect yourself. if they take effect next week 2 million workers face untill-- >>> 6:35 right now. for most students the after scone routine involves homework but there's debate whether it's really good idea. in howard county middle cool it offers a homework club and gaithersburg eliminated homework. instead, student read for 30 minutes every night. tonight at 11, sherrie johnson looks at homework and whether or not it's necessary and the impact on a student's education. that story coming up tonight at 11. local high scho
, official bs now say the whole thing may have been a hoax. >> the u.s. coast guard sols spended the search after find nothing trace of a couple, their 4-year-old son and his cousin. the search started sunday after a distress call came in about a sinking kale boat. it has already cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> we have a warning for young women from breast cancer experts. why more women are getting diagnosed with late stage cancer. >> at least three dead from the storm making its way across the country. >> we have the list. here it comes. consumer reports releasing its list of the top 10 cars. find out if yours made the cut. no a new study finds more young people are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. it's less common in women 25 to 39 but it's occurring more frequently. the increase is small but sifnlgt the young women diagnosed are presenting at a young stage. when young women develop breast cancer they typically have a family history. >> the predisposition to cancer can be passed down from one generation to the next. and those families can be identified because they d
description, black male in his 50s. that's a little bit older than the typical robbery u.s. maybe that will give police something to look at. they are working with hospital security to try to investigate the case. once again, two people robbed inside mercy hospital around 1:00 this afternoon. police now looking for the suspect. live in downtown baltimore, christian schaffer, website whoib schaffer -- abc2 news. >> hundreds had to be evacuated from the johns hopkins medical building. >> a dozen people got sick. we have the latest on this hazmat situation. >> reporter: at this point they're not sure exactly what touched off the situation here at this building here in hampden. here's what we do know so far. this happened just before 10:00 this morning. one person, city fire crew were called here. one person said they were ill. when the crews got here, when ems got here they found several people were sick. 10 people were taken to the hospital, problems with breathing. they're trying to figure out what was going on. they still haven't determined it. in fact, they tested the building fo
quickly. if you look further down in the southeastern u.s. coast, more moisture is feeding up the coastline so more rain possible during the early part of the dwa tomorrow and some of this could be freezing rain through daybreak. what happensto freezing rain is it pushes down -- the milder air helps push that down to the surface. overnight tonight and even if you have an early 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. trip, this could be dicy for you. winter weatheradvisories have been extended north now. all of our counties with that advisory. freezingwedge of air has sunk southeast into the sate. we're one below freezing at bwi. across theeastern shore we're one or two above freezing. it's beenbitter cold the last few days so ground temps have been hovering around freezing. this is the leading edge of a more significant round of showers that could come in the morning. it may start off as more of an icy situation but it will change over to rain as we push toward midday tomorrow and then we're clearing out into the day sunday. so improving weather over the weekend. tonight downto 31, more rain and ic
rating. wait times are getting better. there were 42 tarmac delays longer than three hours on u.s. domestic flights as far as -- that's down 50 delays in 2011. you can do better than that. >>> we have new information on the where the richest americans live they live in the suburbs southern keck cut has highest cons -- he conduct cut has the highest cons -- connecticut has the highest concentration of wealthy homes and silicone valley came in second. >>> the manhunt for a former l l.a. police office are may be over. >> where the man accused of going on a killing spree may have been hiding and why police believe they may have found their fugitive. >> reporter: an officer is shot in the head during a training exercise. i am linda so live at shock trauma. we will have an update on the officer's condition. >> and many of you have been begging for the snow. i will tell you when and where we could get it coming up. >> reporter: and 695 in baltimore national pike i am tracking delays and we will let you know where else there is congestion coming up on good morning maryland. >>> we are wo
, as they get ready to head into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. as you point out, in a rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if you
. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about the transition from war to home just weeks ago. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: he volunteered to help vets suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. police believe he was trying to counsel eddie ray routh at a gun range over the weekend. >> the suspect's mother may have reached out to mr. kyle to help her son. that might be why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: shooting practice turned deadly saturday when the young former marine snapped. turning his gun on the snirp he reportedly idolized. allegedly shooting him and his friend, 35-year-old chad litt littlefield, at point blank range. he stole kyle's pickup truck and led police on chase. >> tap. rack. >> reporter: kyle could hit targets the length of 21 football fields way found success at home, too. he was a best-selling author. he writes about killing so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. he said the biggest acco
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